Tommy Robinson’s right-wing and right-hand man is facing a prison sentence after he was accused of “stalking” and “assault” while political campaigning, Scram can reveal.
According to posts on Telegram, Avi Yemini is facing five charges from Australian police, relating to his conduct while campaigning for election for the far-right Australian Liberty Alliance last year.
The police have alleged that he stalked another candidate, broke electoral law by handing out voting cards, intimidated a fellow candidate, harassed people and assaulted a candidate.
And it is not the first time Yemini, who was Tommy Robinson’s spokesperson while he was in prison, has been in trouble with the law. He pled guilty to making a series of racist calls to a Melbourne rabbi in 2014 and was convicted of assault against his ex-wife, after he threw a chopping board at her head.
Now, he is pleading not guilty to all five charges and is using Telegram to raise money for his legal fees.
The outcome of his case will be decided on 6 November.